Storytellers Events on Bridal Wars

Hey there! I’m Veronica and I’m new to the Storytellers Blog entries. ūüėÄ Get used to me, I’m looking to be a repeat act! This is a bit late but, I will admit, I kind of wanted to see the pictures before I wrote this up.

Storytellers was invited to participate in a bridal show this January, but not just any bridal show, Colorado’s Wedding Wars Bridal Show.

This had your typical Bridal show characteristics; vendors, goodies, giveaways, and inspiration. Four teams participated in a City v. Mountains competition where we designed and brought to life different wedding ideas for couples and guests to vote on. The four designs were Modern Twist, Winter Wonderland, Western Chic, and Storyteller’s very own, Parisian Glam. ¬†We had the opportunity to meet and work with so many talented individuals who came together to make a stunning¬†vignette. This was quite an adventure and I wanted to take you along…

Our adventure started one night with Cielle and me brainstorming how to showcase our new international destination wedding packages at this new competitive Colorado Wedding Show.

After coming up with some interesting ideas, the words ‘Paris’, ‘unique’, and ‘glamorous’ were what we were left with. So, we all hopped on to Pinterest,

did some research and developed….Parisian Glam!

We were also looking for something realistic. Although we would¬†love¬†it, we knew not everyone attending would want their upcoming wedding to be a destination wedding in another country. Therefore, we wanted to show guests that you can have that destination feel right here in Colorado, and I don’t want to toot the horn too loud, but I think we did a pretty awesome job of demonstrating that! ūüėČ

We were looking for our design to say romantic just as a wedding in Italy or Paris, France says romantic.

We found a lot of inspiration in the traditional Parisian, Eiffel tower, black and white color scheme, but just like fashion in Paris, we wanted to really make it unique. The color combination of champagne gold, pale pink and a deep blood red was what we came up with.

Champagne since it is a French drink/region, pale pink for that innocent romance, and the pop of deep red for the excitement and passion surrounding Paris.  Now that we had a picture in mind we moved onto the next step of making this Parisian Glam come to life.  We wanted our design to say PARIS without all the Eiffel Towers everywhere so we got on the phone and email and started looking for talented companies we knew could make all this happen.

 

 

Now, you may not know this, but Suzanne and I are¬†a little it of Disney freaks (Okay, a lot a bit- we have even both worked there!) and suckers for that ‘happily ever after’ story. So appropriate that we joined the “Storytellers Events” family. ¬†Suzanne came up with the idea of doing a plan on words with our name and making this ‘Parisian Glam, a story which we are telling.’ So, here’s our story.

 

 

The day before the competition¬†Cielle, Suzanne, and I looked at the space we had to work with, took and deep breath, and started creating…

Lighting and Design by Scott set the front cover, back cover, and spine of our story, with his lighting and his pipe and drape, transforming a plain brick wall and window in the binding of Storytellers’ very own fairy tale wedding.

 

From there we added the plot to our story with the help of Allwell Rents and their King’s Table, bistro table, Chiavari chairs, and dessert table. ¬†Our fairy tale began to unfold at our bistro table with an intimate cocktail hour serving our “French Kiss” cocktail. ¬†We hoped that it would be a comfy spot to take in the romantic feel of the Chandelier and bistro chairs from Chairs with Character.

The story traveled to a feast at our King’s Table, where our bride and groom dined with the high court, that started with an ivory tablecloth covered by a gold overlay, pale pink napkins made to look like the eiffel tower with gold beaded napkin rings, elegant glass-slipper inspired glassware, and gold Parisian designed dish and silverware. We added extra detail with the elaborate menu and place cards served by Fleur de Lis-A Paperie.

 The main course was truly this eye-catching and exotic centerpiece by The White Orchid! And on a side note, they also made the amazing handheld bouquet that had all the brides-to-be in awe!

Dessert, literally, doubling as our favors, were French macaroons from the fabulous Three Tomatoes Catering, wrapped and ready to go with travel with luggage tags.

The sweetest part of this love story, the dessert table was loaded with mouthwatering French desserts such as the croquembouche (or as we deemed ‘the cone’) since the other name is a mouthful), macaroons, petite fours and pastries from Three Tomatoes Catering.

Our Bride, dressed in a blush colored Maggie Sottero dress from The Bridal Collection, with her hair and make-up fit for the Paris runway by Steele the Spotlight, danced the night away enjoying her guests.

The happy couple’s story was captured through professional photography from Brooke Summer Photography.

and the bloopers from the perfect evening were captured in a photo booth from the ShutterBooth.

¬†Now everyone knows a really good story has a conflict and resolution. This fairy tale’s conflict was the competition. We worked hard cheering on those who voted Parisian Glam, but in the end we did not win the big prize. Alas, just as in every good fairy tale, the resolution was not winning the number one spot, it was the joining of new relationships and the coming together to create something beautiful. I think we had quite an adventure and I thank all those who played a part in making this vision of Parisian Glam come to life. Oh, and of course, they all lived happily ever after! ūüėÄ

¬†I hope you enjoyed the adventure as much as we did! Until next time…

Lighting and Decor:  Lighting and Design By Scott

Rentals: Allwell Rents

Chairs:  Chairs with Character

Flowers:  The White Orchid

Paper:  Fleur de Lis-A Paperie

Wedding Dress:  The Bridal Collection

Desserts:  Three Tomatoes Catering

Photography:  Brooke Summer Photography

Photobooth:  Shutterbooth

Music:  The Party Singers

Make-Up:  Steele the Spotlight

Specialty Draping: T’Da Design

 

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